The EU Aid Volunteers is an initiative of the European Union. It brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects and contributing to strengthening the local capacity and resilience of disaster-affected communities. Participants in the EU Aid Volunteers initiative must be over 18 years of age and be a citizen of an EU Member State or long-term resident in the EU.
VOLEAD is a 2 years deployment project implemented in 13 countries, involving 4 sending organisations (AAH, AADK, Alianza, WWGVC) and 15 hosting organisations (AA Myanmar, Nepal, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe – Alianza Colombia, Haiti, Jordan, Palestine, Mauritania – WWGVC Tunisia, Cambodia, Nepal, India – PPSA Cambodia). VOLEAD aims at improving the resilience capacities of vulnerable communities in disaster and crisis-affected areas in the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, North, Northwest and Southeast Africa, Central and South America. VOLEAD methodology on resilience building will be based on ActionAid’s HRBA and Humanitarian Signature, focusing on equal participation and leadership of women and youth in decision making related to DRR and LRRD, as well as on needs assessment results implemented by all HOs. Outputs, activities and results to achieve the VOLEAD’s goals, 58 qualified EU Aid Volunteers (12 senior, 46 junior) and online volunteers will be deployed in the participating HOs. SO1’s deployment and capacity building activities will result in strengthening the resilience and response of vulnerable communities based on gendered and youth-oriented approaches in Asia; SO2 in Africa; and SO3 in Central and South America. SO4’s technical and capacity building activities will result in enhanced capacities of partners and local organisations on promoting women and youth leadership in resilience building, and complying with EUAV standards. Communication activities play a significant role in the project’s visibility results.
VOLEAD activities will involve at least 200 people and impact around 5000 beneficiaries from sending, hosting and local organisations, local communities and volunteers, improving their capacities to better respond to future disasters and crises. 150000 citizens in the EU and third countries will be reached through the communication activities, enhancing their awareness of EU’s humanitarian aid work & principles.
For the full task description, working, living conditions and eligibility criteria, please visit the official website of DG ECHO here.
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